Region: British Columbia
Forbidden Fruit - Impearfection Dessert Wine 2014
A white wine made from 100% organically grown Similkameen Valley Asian Pears. The fruit is picked in September, frozen, then gently pressed and handcrafted. The resulting juice, from 4 Asian Pear varietals, has pure complex layers with exotic overtones.Aromas: Fresh pear aroma with exotic flavours of ginger, papaya, wildflower honey, lychee and Asian pear.
Palate: Complex flavours of spice, star anise, cinnamon, orange peel, with honey, lychee and Asian Pear.Accompaniment: Roast pork, foie gras (other pate), roast Peking duck, seafood (seared scallops), coconut milk flavoured dish, grilled or roasted pineapple, cheesecake, creme caramel, chiffon cakes, cheddar, swiss, and brie.
Serve: Slightly chilled. Wonderful on it's own.
2014 Double Gold - Winepress Northwest Competition
2014 Gold - All Canadian Wine Championship
John Schreiner on wine: This Asian Pear dessert wine begins with exotic, spicy aromas, going on to flavours that simply explode on the palate. The wine is a tropical fruit basket of pears and mango, with a long finish of wildflower honey.